revolvable

revolve

[ri-volv]
verb (used without object), revolved, revolving.
1.
to move in a circular or curving course or orbit: The earth revolves around the sun.
2.
to turn around or rotate, as on an axis: The wheel revolves slowly.
3.
to proceed or occur in a round or cycle; come around again in the process of time; recur.
4.
to be revolved in the mind.
5.
to focus or center on.
verb (used with object), revolved, revolving.
6.
to cause to turn around, as on an axis.
7.
to cause to move in a circular or curving course, as about a central point.
8.
to think about; consider.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English revolven < Latin revolvere to roll back, equivalent to re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round

revolvable, adjective
revolvably, adverb
unrevolved, adjective

revolve, rotate.


1. orbit, circle. 2. See turn. 8. ponder, study.
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revolve (rɪˈvɒlv)
 
vb
1.  to move or cause to move around a centre or axis; rotate
2.  (intr) to occur periodically or in cycles
3.  to consider or be considered
4.  (intr; foll by around or about) to be centred or focused (upon): Juliet's thoughts revolved around Romeo
 
n
5.  theatre a circular section of a stage that can be rotated by electric power to provide a scene change
 
[C14: from Latin revolvere, from re- + volvere to roll, wind]
 
re'volvable
 
adj
 
re'volvably
 
adv

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revolve
late 14c., from L. revolvere "turn, roll back," from re- "back, again" + volvere "to roll" (see vulva). Meaning "travel around a central point" first recorded 1660s. Revolver as a type of pistol is from 1835, so called by U.S. inventor Samuel Colt (1814-1862).
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